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Beast from the East 2019. 11:22 - Jan 4 with 1659 viewspinewoodblueboy

Looking like a ‘Triple Polar Vortex” is going to make January a very cold & snowy month. Looks like Bankster was on the money with his weather predictions again.
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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:23 - Jan 4 with 1643 viewsStokieBlue

UK cold in winter shocker.

I actually like it when we have a decent winter, it's nice to have seasons which one can differentiate from each other.

Does make cycling rather cold though, cycle home last night was freezing. Also clearly not good for people who can't cope with the temperatures or rough sleepers. Hopefully they will be looked after.

SB
[Post edited 4 Jan 11:25]

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:25 - Jan 4 with 1626 viewsbrazil1982

Isn't this said every year?

Yes, good to have cold winters - does the garden plants a lot of good.
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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:26 - Jan 4 with 1620 viewsSaleAway

have you been reading the express again?

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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:51 - Jan 4 with 1523 viewsReuser_is_God

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:23 - Jan 4 by StokieBlue

UK cold in winter shocker.

I actually like it when we have a decent winter, it's nice to have seasons which one can differentiate from each other.

Does make cycling rather cold though, cycle home last night was freezing. Also clearly not good for people who can't cope with the temperatures or rough sleepers. Hopefully they will be looked after.

SB
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Agreed, love a walk in the snow with my dog.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:56 - Jan 4 with 1507 viewsfactual_blue

How this works (as confirmed to me by a former EADT journalist).

Journalist makes phone call to Met Office or similar institution.

Journalist: 'Could there be huge quantities of snow during the next couple of months, coupled with sub-zero temperatures?'

Met Office or similar institution: 'Well there could be, but it's too early to say and there is no compelling evidence to suggest this could happen. Although, obviously, it is winter'.

Journalist writes headline

'Met Office predicts snowmageddon '.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:58 - Jan 4 with 1484 viewsdryas

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:56 - Jan 4 by factual_blue

How this works (as confirmed to me by a former EADT journalist).

Journalist makes phone call to Met Office or similar institution.

Journalist: 'Could there be huge quantities of snow during the next couple of months, coupled with sub-zero temperatures?'

Met Office or similar institution: 'Well there could be, but it's too early to say and there is no compelling evidence to suggest this could happen. Although, obviously, it is winter'.

Journalist writes headline

'Met Office predicts snowmageddon '.


Quite.
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Beast from the East 2019. on 11:59 - Jan 4 with 1477 viewsfooters

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:56 - Jan 4 by factual_blue

How this works (as confirmed to me by a former EADT journalist).

Journalist makes phone call to Met Office or similar institution.

Journalist: 'Could there be huge quantities of snow during the next couple of months, coupled with sub-zero temperatures?'

Met Office or similar institution: 'Well there could be, but it's too early to say and there is no compelling evidence to suggest this could happen. Although, obviously, it is winter'.

Journalist writes headline

'Met Office predicts snowmageddon '.


Facters, why bother going to all that effort when said journo could simply lift the same story from last year's paper, which was lifted from the year previous?

Come on, those lunchtime pints won't drink themselves.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:04 - Jan 4 with 1442 viewsStokieBlue

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:59 - Jan 4 by footers

Facters, why bother going to all that effort when said journo could simply lift the same story from last year's paper, which was lifted from the year previous?

Come on, those lunchtime pints won't drink themselves.


Lunchtime pint - that's a good idea.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:09 - Jan 4 with 1410 viewsfooters

Beast from the East 2019. on 12:04 - Jan 4 by StokieBlue

Lunchtime pint - that's a good idea.

SB


Pints plural.

Don't want to run the risk of having a productive Friday afternoon.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:10 - Jan 4 with 1404 viewsfactual_blue

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:59 - Jan 4 by footers

Facters, why bother going to all that effort when said journo could simply lift the same story from last year's paper, which was lifted from the year previous?

Come on, those lunchtime pints won't drink themselves.


Whichever way it's done, stupid people are stupid enough to fall for it.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:12 - Jan 4 with 1391 viewsfooters

Beast from the East 2019. on 12:10 - Jan 4 by factual_blue

Whichever way it's done, stupid people are stupid enough to fall for it.


Wrap up warm, facters. I need to pick up my new companion for the coming ice age...


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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:13 - Jan 4 with 1381 viewsStokieBlue

Beast from the East 2019. on 12:09 - Jan 4 by footers

Pints plural.

Don't want to run the risk of having a productive Friday afternoon.


I remember about 15 years ago I was in a bar called Potemkin (bonus points for knowing what that is) in the early evening and the Guardian offices used to be just around the corner.

There were two journos at the bar who had clearly been there many, many hours and were regulars. One went off to the toilet and whilst he was gone the other one literally fell off his stool. It wasn't a normal fall, it was like a tree trunk that falls under gravity - only thing missing was someone yelling timber. Must have hurt but I think his senses were totally dulled by that point.

I guess once the story is in it's time to hit the pub in that profession.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:15 - Jan 4 with 1368 viewsKeno

Beast from the East 2019. on 11:26 - Jan 4 by SaleAway

have you been reading the express again?


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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:19 - Jan 4 with 1342 viewsfooters

Beast from the East 2019. on 12:13 - Jan 4 by StokieBlue

I remember about 15 years ago I was in a bar called Potemkin (bonus points for knowing what that is) in the early evening and the Guardian offices used to be just around the corner.

There were two journos at the bar who had clearly been there many, many hours and were regulars. One went off to the toilet and whilst he was gone the other one literally fell off his stool. It wasn't a normal fall, it was like a tree trunk that falls under gravity - only thing missing was someone yelling timber. Must have hurt but I think his senses were totally dulled by that point.

I guess once the story is in it's time to hit the pub in that profession.

SB


As a wordsmith who speaks Russian, this story is very close to my heart!

Was the bar near the old Fleet Street by any chance? Or I suppose even 15 years ago the journos had mainly moved on from there...

Fun fact: Potemkin is pronounced po-tyom-kin, not po-tem-kin or po-tyem-kin, as the transliteration doesn't differentiate between the three different 'e' sounds in Russian. I would get out more but there are some angry Cossacks outside.

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Beast from the East 2019. on 12:23 - Jan 4 with 1311 viewsStokieBlue

Beast from the East 2019. on 12:19 - Jan 4 by footers

As a wordsmith who speaks Russian, this story is very close to my heart!

Was the bar near the old Fleet Street by any chance? Or I suppose even 15 years ago the journos had mainly moved on from there...

Fun fact: Potemkin is pronounced po-tyom-kin, not po-tem-kin or po-tyem-kin, as the transliteration doesn't differentiate between the three different 'e' sounds in Russian. I would get out more but there are some angry Cossacks outside.


It was in Clerkenwell, down Farringdon way where the old Guardian offices were:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2008/dec/15/1

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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